Showing posts with label fish. Show all posts
Showing posts with label fish. Show all posts

Friday, October 28, 2016

Dagupan market

My recent trip to Dagupan City in Pangasinan Province allowed me to have some change in environment. It had been a while since I went out to do field work and I was looking forward to this trip since it had also been a long time that I had been in this part of the country. Dagupan is famous for seafood and particularly the bangus or milkfish that fishermen raise in the surrounding areas. Pangasinan is also visited by a lot of pilgrims particularly the town of Manauag, which is well known because of the image of Our Lady to whom many miracles have been attributed. The Shrine in Manauag, of course, deserves a separate post that I will likely write in November.

On our way back the day after our field work, we decided to go to the market to shop for seafood. There, I was able to take a few photos of shops and items I bought. My only regret was not being able to take a photo of the bangus (milkfish) at the market.

There were many shops selling dried seafood. I bought danggit, dulong, tuyo, squid and espada. It was definitely cheaper compared to prices in Metro Manila and these were not the salty kind.
A closer look at the different types (according to size) of dried squid
This shop sold kakanin or rice cakes. These are the famous puto Calasiao, which are supposed to originate from the next town but are also made and sold in Dagupan. Shown are two variants - the plain puto (steamed rice cakes) and the puto with cheese. These were being sold by the kilogram and I bought one kilo of each to bring home.
I forget what they called their version of suman, which was typically made of glutinous rice and coconut milk. The wrap is made of coconut leaves.
I enjoy going to the market every time I visit places like Dagupan. Markets are where you can get the best prices for local goods including food and souvenirs. I always get dried fish whenever I find these and coastal cities and towns definitely have seafood in abundance so you have a lot of variety, the quality is really good and the prices low.

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Sweet and sour fish

Cream dory is currently very popular in the Philippines. You can cook cream dory in many different ways and we have tried it fried, steamed and baked. One dish we like is sweet and sour cream dory, which we have once in a while for lunch or dinner at home.

Sweet and sour cream dory
Home made dinners are always good


Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Fried chicken again

The photos I took of the fish fillet in black bean sauce didn't look that good when I posted something on Max's. So when I had another opportunity to take photos during one lunch, I snapped a few including one of the most popular orders at the restaurant, the Fiesta Meal, which consisted of fried chicken, plain rice and pancit canton (fried egg noodles).

Fish fillet in black bean sauce
Fiesta plate
Sizzling tofu


Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Catch of the day

I came home to stories about how our helper caught a fish while walking our lab Troy when there was was a cessation in the rains this afternoon. The fish probably was swimming in the creek near our home and wandered unto the road when flash floods hit the street near the creek due to the heavy rains from last night. When the waters receded it wasn't able to go back to the creek via the drainage and so got trapped in a puddle along the street. Troy apparently saw the fish and suddenly became quiet as he observed the creature along the road. Recognizing the fresh live fish as a variety that's common on the dinner table, Manang caught the fish with our dog observing and well-behaved. They walked home with their catch and now it's in a shallow container awaiting its fate tomorrow.

Holding area for tomorrow's meal?
Close up of the strong swimmer